Pregabalin

Pregabalin is a medicine used to treat epilepsy, fibromyalgia, pain caused by nerve damage, and in generalized anxiety disorder. It is commercially available in capsule, solution, and extended-release tablet. It is a gabapentinoid, and its mode of action is by blocking specific calcium channels.

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Does taking dubinor help to treat fibromyalgia?

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia before four years. I have severe body pain, sleep disorder, and tiredness after discontinuing medicine for fibromyalgia. For the past nine months, I am taking Dubinor. I am also taking Nortryptomer or Pregaba for a month on and off for two years. I have no...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As you know the cause for fibromyalgia, only symptomatic treatment is given and I suggest you continue taking medicines for it. If Dubinor does not help you, then we can change the dosage or medicine. Apart from medicine, I suggest you take a ...  Read Full »

What causes crawling and burning sensation on the hands and feet of a diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 70 years old. She has type II diabetes for 17 years. She takes Glycomet 500 mg twice a day and no insulin. Her glucose levels are always within normal levels. Her HbA1c is 6. In all these 17 years, her HbA1c never crossed 6.5 but oscillated between 5.4 to 6.4. Of late, fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The facts are that she has diabetes for 16 years and is well controlled. She has long-standing cervical spondylitis. There are pain and burning sensation in the left forehand only. Diabetic Nephropathy causes various types of neuropathy, most commonly distal motor ...  Read Full »

I am not able to sleep with neck stiffness. What could help me?

Query: I'm at my wits end, the doctors in my area don't care anymore. It's here some pain meds, have a great day. But, I'm getting so much worse. Long story short my neck locks up completely. If I keep my neck in a position more than a minute, it gets so tense, and painful. The only way to relieve it is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hello Seeing the report I will agree with your doctor that the conditions you mentioned are actually not seen on the MRI but the problem you are facing is real. You have not mentioned the medications and also not mentioned the exact therapy you have had. I will recommend that you have manual thera...  Read Full »

How to manage sciatica pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother has been suffering from sciatica for a long while now. He gets flare-ups where he cannot move very much without being in pain. He tried massages from specialists and some cushions, but they do not seem to work very well. He is 26 years old but is stubborn to get help as he fe...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At 26, especially if the pain has been persisting for a long while (5 years as you write) and affecting work and mobility indoors, it is a matter of concern. The only good thing that I gather from the notes is that you mention no weakness or numbness. Now coming ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of neck stiffness and pain due to a pinched nerve?

Query: I have neck pain on the right side of my head just below my ear that makes my neck extremely stiff and constantly burns/aches. The initial injury was caused by an exercise I was doing in therapy that was intended to strengthen my upper back. When I did this exercise on my own time I overdid it and c...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Yes, it sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck and I will recommend that you continue with the antinflammatory tablets and in addition take pregabalin 75 mg twice daily to help with the nerve symptoms. Only do gentle neck range of motion exercises and give this two to three weeks and the s...  Read Full »

Why do my hands feel numb after cancer treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I am finishing the last part of my treatment for breast cancer. About a month ago, I started having numbness and tingling in arms and hands. It wakes me up through the night. I just recently started working in a grocery store, which is very physically demanding. It lands me with endless k...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you are on Paclitaxel weekly regimen. If yes, then this numb feeling is a side effect of chemotherapy. Please inform if you are taking any other chemotherapy. If it is bothering you in daily life too much, then I suggest Pregabalin. Also, bring it to your onco...  Read Full »

Can disc hernia cause issues with hands and legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a herniated disk in the neck area. Later, my right hand started tingling and the numbness grew more pronounced. I also started having burning pain on the back of both thighs. I have had some muscle twitching down my right arm. I am having accuracy issues with typing now. I had ano...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned herniated disc in your neck region with right upper limb symptoms and also associated bilateral thigh symptoms, which we call as paresthesias. But, my main focus is on the symptom of difficulty in writing, including accuracy issues, which definitely ...  Read Full »

Is my thigh numbness due to low blood circulation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have numbness in my left thigh. I have attached the region in the photograph. The red area is high in numbness and has very less sense. Only a nail or scratch can feel there. Other, green areas have mild numbness. When I sit for a long time, it worsens without pain. Sometimes, I feel th...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

General Practitioner, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This either can be due to pain radiating from the spine or it can be meralgia paresthetica (pain or numbness in outer thigh due to external nerve compression). This leads to numbness over the anterolateral aspect of thigh as you have it (attachment removed to protect pa...  Read Full »

Why is my left foot numb?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a 39 year old male. My height is 6 feet and I weigh 81 kg. Right side of my left foot is having numbness though it is not 100% numb. The left side of the foot has little pain. I get a feeling that there is some blockage in the blood flow though it might not be the case. I am a reg...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned numbness in the inner part of the left foot as your main symptom. Most commonly numbness is a manifestation of a nerve involvement, it can be compression of the nerve at an anatomical site like in back or anywhere along the course of the nerve or it ...  Read Full »

Why makes the bottom of the feet feel swollen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having issues with my feet. I feel that they are swollen and numb, but they are not swollen and also there is no discoloration. I do not have any chest pain, lightheadedness, dizziness, shortness of breath or any unusual pain and ache anywhere else. This usually happens while sitting...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

General Practitioner, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These symptoms suggest that you are having nerve pain. Nerve pain usually requires some special medications. So, I suggest tablet Pregabalin 75 mg twice daily in the morning and at night for 30 days before food. Continue your B12 vitamin tablets for 30 days. This is a ner...  Read Full »

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